Sweet, sweet music


Joe Bucher is a highly regarded guitarist

The last weekend of July already? Well, they do say time flies when you are having fun and this spectacular summer has been non-stop fun!


Headlining this weekend’s events is the Joe Bucher Blues Fest, Saturday, July 30, at the St. Germain Community Park beginning at 2:00 p.m. Head to the stage at the park’s pavilion.

This is the 17th year for this benchmark musical venue - a real feast for the ears and the tummy! There will plenty of Memphis-style Smoked Ribs and Pork Butts prepared by BBQ master, Jeff Dunton and his team.

The music kicks off at 2:00 p/m.with "Cadillac Pete and the Heat" and then segues into "Joe Bucher and the Topraiders" at 6:00 p.m.

Then at 8:00 p.m. the "Blue Summit Band" will wrap up the day of first rate Blues entertainment.

In addition to the music and food, there will be hourly raffles held all day as well as a silent auction. Proceeds from the day will go to fund youth sporting events in the area.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at Trig’s and WRJO and are $13 in advance for adults, $15 at the gate and children 16 and under are $10.

Bucher is a very well known Northwoods fisherman and was inducted in to the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 2000 as a Legendary Angler.

HIs popular television show,“Fishing with Joe Bucher”, has aired for 27 years. Bucher produces his music for the show and has many popular recordings available on Amazon and iTunes.

In addition, Bucher is an accomplished writer and has written six fishing books. He also founded “Musky Hunter Magazine” and has online stores selling tackle and other fishing related items.


The Annual Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show

Another area annual favorite begins Fri., July 29 through 31, at The Boathouse (formerly Bosaki’s) on Lake Minocqua in downtown Minocqua. Proceeds from the weekend will benefit Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show kicks off Friday evening at 6:45 p.m. with the boat parade at Aqua Bowl. Registration for the boats begins at noon on Friday.

Viewing starts Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and participants are invited to cast their votes for the People’s Choice Vote occurring that day only. Then on Sunday, viewing begins at 10:00 a.m. and the awards ceremony will be at 1:00 p.m.

There will be more than 50 boats participating in this event witha  bonus viewing of wooden cars, too.

The public is invited to view the boats for free. For more information, call event coordinator Al Hanley at 715-453-4511.


Come see beauties like these at the Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show

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